Canon’s Powershot S95 has long been regarded as a great point and shoot camera by many professionals and photo enthusiasts. Today, the company released its successor, the S100.
First off, Canon finally introduced an updated image processor, the DIGIC 5, which can also be found in the SX40, also announced today. So while we don’t know how this will translate in terms of photo quality, we can only assume that Canon has improved upon their tech resulting in improved image capture with less noise and more accurate colors.
A 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, full HD video capture, 24-120mm wide angle lens (5x optical zoom), optical image stabilization and a 6400 ISO make up the bulk of the optical features.
GPS has been added helping you keep track of your photo’s locations as well as your route throughout the day. A 3-inch LCD screen lets you review your handy work on the fly, which can be captured in RAW + JPEG for improved image quality, a feature often relegated to DSLR cameras.
Unlike comparable cameras in the same class the S100 boasts a a control ring on the front of the camera for fast, manual adjustment of pertinent functions such as ISO, zoom and focus.
They’ve also included High-speed Burst HQ for snapping up to 8 frames per second and a new Intelligent IS mode that automatically adjusts the camera’s features according to the use case (Normal, Macro, Panning, Dynamic, Powered, Tripod).
The Canon S100 will arrive in silver or black, and sell for $430 sometime in early November.